Entry ticket

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

Entry ticket

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium General Admission

From US$ 25.74 per person

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's showcases over 30 live animal exhibits in spectacular habitat displays. Located 6km from CBD, close to the famous Mission Bay Beach, it is one of Auckland's top attractions.

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  • Explore this unique aquarium that continues to be one of Auckland’s top attractions
  • See the incredible underwater viewing tunnels that were the first of their kind in the world
  • Visit the world's largest Sub-antarctic penguin colony exhibit
  • The only aquarium in the world with Spiny Sea Dragons!
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No trip to Auckland is complete without a visit to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium. Experience the underwater world built by the famous diver and explorer Kelly Tarlton over 30 years ago. The Aquarium remains one of Auckland's leading attractions. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is just a 10-minute drive (6 km/3.7 mi) from downtown Auckland. See the cool and calm king penguins and cheeky gentoos interact and swim past as you walk through the Penguin Ice Adventure exhibit.  Touch a starfish or two at our Rockpool. Learn about our turtle rehabilitation program. Stand in awe underneath the Shark Tunnel as great sand tiger sharks, giant stingrays swim past and try find the hiding carpet shark Wobbegong. Explore Seahorse Kingdom to see the world's only public display of the rarely seen spiny sea dragons.
  • Single visit entry ticket
  • All daily Animal Talks
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Opening hours are 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM. The last entry is strictly at 04:00 PM
  • Sea Life Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium is a self-guided attraction
  • Entry ticket is valid for a single entry into the attraction
  • Children 2 years and younger can enter the attraction free of charge
  • All children (0-15 years) must be accompanied by a guardian or caregiver 16 years of age or older
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Quite good. The Antartic exhibition was great. Loved watching the rays glide overhead. But.... what is your point of difference to other marine aquariums? You need to highlight this. The revolving walkway is not innovarive. In the main area of the exhibit where a keeper does their talk, the acoustics are poor & the playground drowns out alot of the talk. However it was a good few hours.

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January 2, 2020

Shuttle from Customs and Commerce was helpful and efficient. If you are short on time, it is possible to jettison through and see most things in under an hour. Save time for the penguins-a highlight for us. The moving walkway is generally packed, be prepared.

January 4, 2020


September 14, 2022

Product ID: 93309